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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

James R. Turner (May 21, 2019)

James R. Turner, age 87 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:22 AM Tuesday May 21, 2019 at the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville. Jim was born October 23, 1931 in Lancaster, KY. and the son of the late Willie & Donia (McQuary) Turner.

He retired in 1988 from Schultz Motors of Greenville where he had been employed for 21 years as a salesman.

Jim was a Veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army and the recipient of 2 Bronze Service Stars. He was a member of the Greenville American Legion, V.F.W. and an active supporter of the local DAR.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Lois E. (Lilly) Turner May 22, 2011and sister and brother-in-law Betty (Turner) and Bud Stegall.

Jim is survived by his nephews Mike (Rose) Stegall of Greenville and Dan Stegall of Troy; great nieces Katie (Mike) Fenstermaker and Emily (C.J.) Jasinski all of Greenville as well as numerous great great nieces and nephews.

Private Graveside Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. There will be Full Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. There will be no visitation.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Mary Louise Oswalt (May 20, 2019)

Mary Louise Oswalt, 95, of Greenville, Ohio, formerly of Union City, Ohio passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Greenville.

She was born on July 31, 1923, in Champaign County, Ohio to the late Ralph and Nora (Yoder) Owen.

In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Leon Oswalt, who passed away on May 27, 2010; her daughter, Cathy Kelly; her great-grandchildren, Alainee and Alton Byers and Oliver and Joseph Oswalt; and her siblings, Helen Evans, Ted Owen, and Robert Owen.

Louise graduated from Union City, East Side High School as Valedictorian in 1941. She met, Harold, her husband of 67 years, at the Sweet Shoppe in Union City, Ohio, whom married on August 8, 1942. Following their marriage, Harold left to serve his nation in World War II. As a housewife, she raised their five children on their family farm in Jackson Township. In 1963, Louise began her journey to receiving her Masters of Education from the University of Dayton. She started her teaching career at Mississinawa Valley schools as an elementary school teacher where she taught for 17 years. Upon her retirement, she was given the opportunity to teach at Triple C Christian School on Grand Cayman Island, where she continued teaching for four years. While in Grand Cayman, at age 65, she obtained her certification as a scuba diver.

Louise volunteered at Shawnee Prairie Nature Center in Greenville and also tutored children with reading challenges. She became a member of Evangelical United Brethren Church in Union City, Ohio at the age of 14, and continued as a lifetime member. She spent many hours as a volunteer, teaching Sunday School, and participating in women’s circles. Louise loved to bake. Her baked goods earned her several blue ribbons at the Great Darke County Fair. She enjoyed tending to her garden, and would can or freeze the bounty. Louise and Harold would make homemade candies and chocolates that they would gift to their families. She enjoyed spending time with her family at their cottage at Indian Lake and house-boating at Dale Hollow Lake. Louise was an avid Scrabble and Euchre player, often enjoying games with her family.

She is survived by her children, Diane (Ron) Caudill of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Von Oswalt of Greenville, Tim (Theresa) Oswalt of Union City, Ohio, and Paul (Melissa) Oswalt of Union City, Ohio; her grandchildren, Greg (Tina Munn) Whitenack of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Cindy (Brad) Burkhart of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jeri (Chris) English of Somerset, Kentucky, Ty (Valerie) Oswalt of Dayton, Ohio, Kelly Oswalt of Arcanum, Ohio, Jason (Josie) Dickey of West Milton, Ohio, Alyssa Byers of Gas City, Indiana, Edward (Tiffany) Oswalt of Ansonia, Ohio, William Oswalt of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Heather (Wayne) LeVan of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Shannon (Adam Parton) Condon of Greenville, and Adam (Kimberly) Oswalt of Springfield, Ohio; her 21 great-grandchildren; her 2 great-great grandchildren; and her sister, Josephine Wilson of Monticello, Florida.

A celebration of Louise’s life will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 117 N. Franklin Street, Union City, Ohio 45390 with pastor John Hannan officiating. Burial will follow at Teegarden Cemetery near Ansonia, Ohio.

Guests may visit with Louise’s family on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus and on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church in Union City.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Evangelical United Methodist Church, 117 N. Franklin Street, Union City, Ohio 45390.

Due to the Broadway Street construction project, please feel free to contact the funeral home for suggested travel routes. More information may be found at our website or by calling us at 937-548-1133.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com

Daniel H. Kavanaugh (May 5, 2019)

Daniel H. Kavanaugh, age 73 of Gettysburg, Ohio passed away at 9:46 PM Sunday May 5, 2019 at the Upper Valley Medical Center Troy, Ohio. Daniel was born November 30, 1945 in New Haven, Michigan and the son of the late William and Mary Catherine Kavanaugh.

He was a truck driver and a veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force.

Daniel is survived by his Step-Son David (Christina) Reed of Gettysburg; grandchildren Cody Reed, Mariah Reed, Jon Crow and Caitlyn Crow.

Military Graveside Services will be held at 10:15 AM Wednesday May 29, 2019 in the Dayton National Cemetery Dayton, Ohio with Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Air Force.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

John L. Hershey (May 16, 2019)

John L. Hershey, 59, of Greenville, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Miami Valley Hospital North in Englewood, Ohio.

He was born on June 9, 1959 in Piqua, Ohio to Jack Hershey of Bradford and the late Brenda Hickman.

In addition to his mother, John was preceded in death by his brother, James “Kasey” Hickman; his step-father, Bobby Hickman; and his father-in-law, Jerry Koverman.

John was a 1977 graduate of Bradford High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served his country honorably. John was an entrepreneur and a man of many trades. He loved having a good time and had a love for making other people smile. John enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

When John was not working, you could find him on the golf course. He was an avid golfer and held a coveted professional golfers’ card. John also enjoyed playing softball. He enjoyed coaching local students in many sports and spent many years as a referee for basketball and an umpire for baseball and softball. He was a proud member of the Bradford’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a part of the Sons of the American Legion, a lifetime member of the VFW, and a member of the Greenville Elks.

John was a faithful follower of Christ and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville. His love for God could be found in his contagious smiles and actions. John so much appreciated life. He knew every day was a gift, and he would try to squeeze as much as he could into each 24-hour period. The last several years revolved around GOLF, whether getting a lesson, playing 18-27-36 or more holes a day, or helping someone with their game - He was striving to be better and that spilled over into his everyday life and relationships. John was a tremendous people person - He had a boisterous voice. When he was in a room or area you quickly knew it! But if you told him something in confidence, he would keep it quiet. This scripture verse comes to mind when thinking of John and how he lived - Ephesians 4:32 “and be kind to one other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you “​

In addition to his father, John is survived by his wife, Kimberly (Koverman) Hershey, whom he married on October 10, 2009; his daughters, Jana Davis of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, Jessica (Matt) Bosserman of Greenville, Brenda Hershey of Chicago, Illinois, Aleesha Hershey of Greenville, Jessica (Misti) McEldowney of Columbus, Ohio, Ashley (Aaron Cole) McEldowney of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Olivia (Scott) MacNutt of Columbus, Ohio; his grandchildren, Hunter, Gage, Chasity, Adissyn, Evelyn, Navin, and one on the way; his siblings, Judy (Jim) Bunck of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, Patricia (Scott) Bradley of Piqua, Ohio, Rhonda (Howard) Maston of Englewood, Ohio, Tisha Morgan of Kettering, Ohio, and Jennifer (Mike) Reed of Bradford, Ohio; his step-mother, Nora Hershey of Bradford, Ohio; his mother-in-law, Ruth Koverman of Ansonia, Ohio; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Christine (Daren) Brubaker of Tallahassee, Florida, Kelly (Curt) Otte of Maria Stein, Ohio, and Michael (Amanda) Koverman of Minford, Ohio; and his numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 West 3rd St, Greenville, Ohio 45331, with Father John R. White officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Greenville Honor Guard.

Guests may visit with John’s family on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, with the rosary beginning at 8:00 PM, and on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus.

Memorial contributions may be given in memory of John to the Jerry Koverman Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting, www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Ann S. McFarland (May 16, 2019)

Ann S. McFarland, 96, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

She was born on May 16, 1923 in Charlotte County, Virginia to the late David and Virginia (Trent) Hancock.

In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.

Ann loved working with her hands. She loved flowers and would always have and maintain an amazing vegetable garden. She was a sensational cook and made the best goulash on the planet. Ann was dedicated and proud of her family and made sure to instill the values which she held dear.

Ann is survived by her husband of 71 years, Arnold McFarland, whom she married June 8, 1947; her sons, Larry (Marilyn) McFarland of Shelby, North Carolina, Rodney McFarland of New Madison, Ohio, Dale (Ina) McFarland of Conroe, Texas, and Bruce (Kathy) McFarland of Gainesville, Florida; and one granddaughter, Megan McFarland.

Services for Ann will be held at a later date.

The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus, with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com

Darrell Eugene Sullenbarger (May 16, 2019)

Darrell Eugene Sullenbarger, 83 of New Paris, Ohio passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Union City Care Center. He was born on June 28, 1935 in New Madison, Ohio, the Son of the late Vernon B. and Nellie Louise (Marshall) Sullenbarger.

He is survived by his sisters, Donna (Dave) McAllister, Darlene (Bob) Comer, Dolores, (Norman) Scholl, and Mary (Mike) Wise; his brother-in-law, David Moore, his Sisters-in-law, Linda Sullenbarger and Altha Sullenbarger.

In addition to his parents, Darrell is preceded in death by his brothers, Duane, Vernon Dale and Marshall (Bill) Sullenbarger, and his sister, Doris Jane Moore.

He graduated from New Madison High School and attended the University of Dayton. He served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960. He worked as a Tool and Die Maker; was a pilot, and a successful farmer. He enjoyed talking about machine tools and their operation.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Tribute Funeral Home in New Madison, Ohio. Burial, with full military honors conducted by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison.

The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601-7633

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com

Wilma P. Heiby (May 18, 2019)

Wilma P. Heiby age 92, of Versailles and formerly of Greenville passed away at 10:50 PM on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Wilma was born August 11, 1926, in Covington to the late Russell & Grace (Kindell) Pearson. In addition to her parents, Wilma was also preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Beisner; brothers, James Pearson and Ned Pearson; and sister, Jean Maier.

Wilma is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Vicki & Patrick Monnin of Versailles; grandchildren, Angie Beisner, Gary & Karly Beisner, Ashley Monnin and Jared & Cady Monnin; and great-grandchildren, Madison Beisner and Brody Beisner.

Wilma was a band director and teacher of language arts for 32 years at Lost Creek, Versailles and Greenville Schools retiring in 1984. Wilma was also the former secretary at the Darke County Agricultural Office for many years. Wilma was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Greenville. She was a graduate of The Ohio State University and was very active with the Alumni Association.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Brian S. McGee officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery in Covington. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Wilma was a former volunteer at State of the Heart Care; the family request in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care in her memory. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Donald Gregory Huntington (May 15, 2019)

Donald Gregory Huntington, 52, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana.

He was born on April 28, 1967 in Richmond, Indiana to Carol Bowman Huntington and the late Donald Huntington of Greenville.

In addition to his father, Greg was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Tom and Pauline Arnett; his paternal grandmother Mary Huntington; and many aunts and uncles.

Greg was a 1985 graduate from Tri-Village High School. During high school, Greg was a part of the school band, and worked for many farmers in the community. After graduation, he attended the University of Northwestern Ohio where he earned his bachelors in diesel mechanics and business. Greg was an Owner-Operator for Piper Trucking in Celina, Ohio. When he was not on the road, you could find Greg on the dirt track operating his push truck. Eldora was Greg’s second home. He loved dirt track racing and helping on the track. Along with Eldora, Greg spent time at Waynesville, Lawrenceburg, Anderson, Gas City, Montpelier, Limaland, Atomic Racetrack, and Kokomo. Each year, Greg was invited to the Sprint Car Nationals at the Dirt Tract at Charlotte to assist with his push truck.

In addition to his mother, Greg is survived by his stepfather and friend, Jack Duke of Greenville; his siblings, Kevin Huntington of Kettering, Ohio, and Julie Huntington of Greenville; his nephews, Caleb and Lucas Huntington of Kettering; his numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his large family of push truck drivers.

A celebration of Greg’s life will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren, 373 Love Road, New Paris, Ohio 45347, with Pastor Tony Price officiating.

Guests may visit with Greg’s family on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be given in memory of Greg to the Darke County Special Olympics or Tri-Village Rescue.

The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes with the final arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting, www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Timmy L. "Tim" Heck (May 16, 2019)

Timmy L. "Tim" Heck, 60, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on early Thursday morning, May 16, 2019, at his home.

He was born on December 24, 1958 in Greenville, Ohio to Barbara (Thwaits) Heck of Greenville, and the late Wayne Leroy Heck.

Timmy was a simple man. He enjoyed the nature and being outdoors either camping or fishing. He loved competing in garden tractor pulls with his son. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family and friends

Timmy is survived by his son, Denney (Jackie Grilliot) Heck of Russia, Ohio; his granddaughters, Chloe and Paige Heck; his brother, Randy (Lisa) Heck of Ansonia; and his sister, Sherry (Paul) Klingshirn of Fort Recovery, Ohio.

A Celebration of Timmy's life will be held at a later date. Please check our website or call us at 937-548-1133 for an updated service schedule.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com

Patsy Lois Shiverdecker (May 14, 2019)

Patsy Lois Shiverdecker, 90, of Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at her home.

She was born on May 13, 1929 in North Vernon, Indiana to the late Joseph and Mabel (Foreman) Collins.

In addition to her parents, Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Shiverdecker, whom she married February 4, 1984; and her siblings, Lucille Nieman and Br. Thomas Law.

Patsy loved spending time with her family and enjoyed the company of her cat, Charlie. You could always find her tending to her flower garden and enjoyed nature of all kinds. After 20 years of service, Patsy retired from Everybody’s Office Supply, previously known as EL-BEE Office Supply, in 1985. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Greenville Eagles, where she was a Golden Eagle.

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley (Darrell) Hatfield-Howard of Greenville and Joyce (Richard) Hatfield-Carpenter of Ansonia, Ohio; her grandchildren, Tammy Beam of Springfield, Ohio, Tom (Sharron) Beam of Sacramento, California, Kelly (Darren) Howard-Scudder of Belews Creek, North Carolina, Tracy (Jim) Howard-Schaar of Greenville, and Michelle (Scott) White-Ritchie of Greenville; her great grandchildren, Dylan (Lauren) Goehrich of Greenville, Lauryn Goehrich of Greenville, Brooke and Zachary Scudder of Belews Creek, North Carolina, Ashley and Brooke Beam of Sacramento, California, and Connor Garrett of Springfield, Ohio; her great-great granddaughter, Jayde Ryan Goehrich; her siblings, Janice Smith of Greenville, and Dave (Becky) Collins of Greenville; and her beloved cat, Charlie.

A celebration of Patsy’s life will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Pastor Alan Knoke officiating. Burial will follow at Greenville Union Cemetery in Greenville.

Guests may visit with Patsy’s family on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given in memory of Patsy to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 131 E. 4th Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Due to the Broadway Street construction project, please feel free to contact the funeral home for suggested travel routes. More information may be found at our website or by calling us at 937-548-1133.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com

David D. “Half Moon” Spillers (May 13, 2019)

David D. “Half Moon” Spillers age 64, of Versailles passed away at 11:40 AM on Monday, May 13, 2019, at his residence.

David was born August 17, 1954, in Greenville to the late Waldon “Moon” & Ida Glee (Cain) Spillers. In addition to his parents, David was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Sherman & Clissie (Harman) Spillers and Mahlon & Goldie (Noffsinger) Cain.

David is survived by his sisters & brother-in-law, Connie Spillers Fogt of Greenville and Eileen Spillers Cox and husband, Chris of Greenville; nieces & nephew, Paula Fogt Knecht, Angela Fogt Nevels and husband, David, Andrea Cox, Chance Cox and wife, Allison; and great & great-great nieces and nephew.

David formerly worked at Argosy in Versailles, Ft. Wayne Air Services and retired from Spillers Field-Darke County Airport where he was manager and fixed base operator.

The family would like to express their gratitude to their family, friends and State of the Heart Care, especially Mary Rodeheffer for her compassionate care given to David.

A celebration of David’s life will be held at 7:45 PM on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:45 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. The family request casual attire for the evening. In lieu of flowers, family request memorial contributions may be given to Dayton Children’s Hospital or State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Christine “Chris” Landis (May 13, 2019)

Christine “Chris” Landis, 69, of Union City, Ohio, passed away, surrounded by her family, after a long hard-fought battle, on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

She was born on October 9, 1949 in Union City, Indiana to the late Paul and Flo (Hiestand) Van De Pitte.

Chris had a fun loving and caring spirit. In her younger years, you could find her bowling or playing softball. Throughout her life she enjoyed playing cards, traveling, going to casinos, cross-stitching, knitting, and loved watching gameshows. She loved her family and looked forward to watching her grandkids participate in activities and events. Chris was a hard worker who spent a lot of her time caring for others; she cared for her parents, her in-laws, and her brother Mark for many many years.

Chris is survived by her husband of 51 years, Kenneth Landis, whom she married November 4, 1967; her children and their spouses, Chad and Michelle Landis of Vernon Hills, Illinois, and Nichole and Ismael Anguiano of Union City, Ohio; her grandchildren, Allison and Annemarie Landis, Cameron, Alex and Drew Anguiano; her siblings and their spouses, Mark Van De Pitte of Greenville, PaulEtte and Buck Hartzell of Union City, Indiana, Rick and Debra Van De Pitte of Union City, Ohio, Gail and Troy McAdams of Walton, Kentucky, and Jackie and David Englehart of Freemont, Ohio; and countless nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Chris’ life will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Jeff Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Union Cemetery.

Guests may visit with Chris’ family on Friday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and again on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Chris’ family would like to extend their warmest heart-felt gratitude for the care and compassion given by her doctors, nurses, and aides at Village Green and Miami Valley Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Rick Bowlin for the many years of care and outreach.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Chris to the Darke County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331

Due to the Broadway Street construction project, please feel free to contact the funeral home for suggested travel routes. More information may be found at our website or by calling us at 937-548-1133.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com

Phyllis J. Crowell (May 11, 2019)

Phyllis J. Crowell, 76 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 1:30 AM at her residence. She was born September 23, 1942 in Dawn, Ohio the daughter of the late Charles H. & Isabel (Manning) Weyant. She worked at Sears and Walmart.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: J.R. Crowell on February 16, 2009 whom she married June 4, 1960; her brothers: Charles, Robert, Edward, Harold, & James Weyant; her sisters: Mary Lou Lambert, Ellen Woodman, Patty Roe, & Barbara Berry.

She is survived by her daughter & son in law: Judy & Ronald Schall of Greenville; her son & daughter in law: Roger & Nicole Crowell of Coldwater; grandchildren: Tony & Sarah Baker, Scott & Shiloh Baker, Jon & Trisha Baker, Christopher & Rebbecca Crowell, Elizabeth & Ryan Goettemoeller, Cameron Crowell, & Jordan Kline; great grandchildren: Shaelyn Baker, Mason Baker, Sienna Baker, Maxwell Baker, Kael Crowell, Hartley Crowell, Enoch Crowell, Tallon Crowell, Austin Roy, James S. Baker, Allison Goettemoeller, Olivia Goettemoeller, Evan Goettemoeller; her brother & sister in law: John & Marg Weyant; sister: Kate Lutz; sister in law: Wanda Weyant; brother in law: Ted Lambert; close friend Jackie Dapore; numerous nieces & nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Friday May 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday May 16, 2019 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County or the American Heart Association.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Alma Roberta (York) Miller (May 9, 2019)

Alma Roberta (York) Miller, 88 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday May 9, 2019 at 6:00 AM at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born August 3, 1930 in Webster, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lowell & Loretta (Davidson) York. She worked at York’s Grocery in Webster, Red Elson Grocery, Paul Sherry Grocery, Poultry Producers, & cleaned houses.

She was a member of Versailles United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher and custodian; she was very active in the Easter Market at church and baked angel food cakes; she was the President of U.W. Society; and a member of the Greenville Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.

She is preceded in death by her parents; & her brother: Richard York.

She is survived by her Husband: Robert C. Miller of Versailles whom she married November 26, 1949; her daughter & son in law: Sally & David Keiser of Versailles; her grandchildren & spouses: Matthew & Jodi Keiser of Fort Loramie, Kristen & Jeffry Weaver of Troy; great grandchildren: Joel, Zachary, Ethan, Kylie, Lily, McKenna, & Brantley; close family friend: David Nixon; sisters in law: Janice York, & Norma Brumbaugh; numerous nieces & nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio with Pastor Chuck MacKeen officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Monday May 13, 2019 and from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at the funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Youth for Christ; Big Brothers Big Sisters Shelby Darke County; or Versailles Area Museum.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Daniel J. Phillips (May 7, 2019)

Daniel J. Phillips, 92, of Richmond, Indiana, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, after an extensive battle with multiple health problems.

Dan was born at home, in Arba, Indiana, on October 6, 1926, to the late Leonard Curtis and Carrie (Schneck) Phillips.

In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Floyd; and his brothers, Jack, Robert, James, Eugene, Sidney, Matthew and Joseph Phillips.

Dan was a lifelong resident of Richmond, except for his military service in the Marine Corps, where he served in the South Pacific Theater during World War II. Upon returning to Richmond, he began his career on the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1946, firing “Pennsy Steamers”, then running the steam engines as an engineer, and working through the migration to Diesel. He also saw other changes as the Pennsylvania Railroad consolidated with the New York Central and later the mass consolidation which formed Conrail. He retired in 1989.

Dan was a lifetime member of the VFW. He thrived on baseball in general, the Cincinnati Reds in particular! Dan was an avid college basketball fan. He loved to play tic-tac-toe and checkers and watch for hummingbirds with his great-grandchildren. He enjoyed outside games of croquet and year-round inside games of Hearts.

Dan is survived by his wife of 46 years, Judy (Moore) Phillips, his two daughters and two sons, his nine grandchildren, his 20 great-grandchildren, and his brother, Paul, of Richmond.

A graveside service will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery, near Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren, 373 Love Road, New Paris, Ohio, on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m, with Chaplain J.B. Bennett officiating. Full military honors will follow by the Greenville Honor Guard.

The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison campus with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to Reid Hospice, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, Indiana 47374.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com

David Leroy Johnson (May 2, 2019)

David Leroy Johnson, 64 of Ansonia, Ohio passed away on Thursday May 2, 2019 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He was born June 8, 1954 in Piqua, Ohio the son of the late Roy Johnson & Betty (Hennemyre) Burke. He retired from Fram after 38 years and worked at Eldora Speedway.

He was a member of the Versailles Eagles; he loved riding his Harley Davidson; fishing; the ocean; mowing grass; or just being outside. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes, Pittsburg Steelers fan, and any type of racing.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his children: Michelle Ritchey, Matthew Johnson, & Brian Johnson; grandchildren: Ashley, Grady, A.J., Zach, Avery, Griffin, Lennox, Sophia, Isabella, & Ethan; his siblings: Jimmy Johnson, Bobby Johnson, Barbara Fry, Gary Burke, Ronnie Burke, & Jeff Burke.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 3:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Lydia C. Ratliff (May 5, 2019)

Lydia C. Ratliff, age 98 of Union City, Ohio passed away peacefully at 12:47 AM on Sunday May 5, 2019 at the Village Green Health Campus, Greenville, Ohio. Born in Castine, Ohio on June 25, 1920, she was one of 8 children born to the late Jesse W. & Ethel (Snyder) Trump. She was a Monroe graduate, and then went on to business school at Miami Jacobs Business College. Earlier in her life, she owned a ceramics shop in Dayton, Ohio and later in life Lydia retired from General Motors, Moraine Division. She enjoyed crocheting, making & cutting candles, and spending time with family. She will truly be missed. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her siblings Charles Trump, Hubert Trump, Frederick Trump, Violet Stull, John Trump, Jesse Trump, Jr.: grandchildren Richard Livingston II, Leslie Livingston.

Survived by daughters Pamela Thompson & Lutalee Livingston: sister Martha Rudy: 7 grandchildren: 16 great- grandchildren: 12 great-great grandchildren (plus one on the way).

Friends may call on the family from 10:00 AM- 11:00AM on Saturday May 11, 2019 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Funeral services to follow at 11 AM with Pastor Todd Reish presiding. Burial at Castine Cemetery, Castine, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Online sympathies www.zecharbailey.com.

Joyce Elaine Miller (May 5, 2019)

Joyce Elaine Miller, 78, of Hollansburg, Ohio entered Heaven’s Gates on May 5, 2019 at her home.

She was born on June 1, 1940 in Dayton Ohio to the late Charles E. and Mary Elizabeth (Propst) Martin.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her brother James F. Martin.

Joyce was a kind, dear and faithful woman who, as an educator, loved children and preparing them for their futures. She was a 1957 graduate of Fairview High School. Following graduation, she attended Miami University in Oxford receiving a Bachelor Degree in education. She taught for over 37 years, starting in Vandalia Public Schools for two years, then Trotwood for a year before settling in Darke County and working for Tri-Village Schools for the remainder of her career.

Joyce met the love of her life, Richard, at Fairview Church. In 1967, Richard was drawn to the farm-life, and they both believed that Hollansburg, Ohio was a good place to rear their children. Joyce went on to teach 5th grade in the Tri-Village School District for the next 35 years. Joyce was always active in her church, volunteering to cook the many meals and helped with church events. Throughout her life and career as a teacher and Darke County 4-H advisor, Joyce had the pleasure and honor of touching many lives and making a difference in the lives of the many children she taught. Her passing leaves a hole in all who knew her, but her legacy will carry on.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 55 years, whom she married October 12, 1963; her children, Susie (Tim) Libert of Shelbyville, Indiana, and Doug (Amanda) Miller of Loveland, Ohio; and her grandchildren, Coryn, Makenna, Makayla, Micah, and Cameron.

A graveside service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Hollansburg Cemetery, with Pastor Carol Duffield officiating.

Guests may visit with Joyce’s family on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus.

Memorial contributions may be given in memory of Joyce to New Madison United Methodist Church, 149 N. Main Street, New Madison, Ohio 45346.

Due to the Broadway Street construction project, please feel free to contact the funeral home for suggested travel routes. More information may be found at our website or by calling us at 937-548-1133.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

James T. Simmons (May 2, 2019)

James T. Simmons, 72 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday May 2, 2019 at 2:10 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born December 21, 1946 in Miami County, Ohio the son of the late Orville & Mary (Ginn) Simmons. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He worked as a truck driver for several years,

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother: Thomas J. Simmons; his sisters: Judy Voisard, & Mary Katherine Snyder.

He is survived by his nieces & nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Friday May 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Veteran’s services will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Frankie Kay (Boolman) Sanderson (May 2, 2019)

Frankie Kay (Boolman) Sanderson, age 74 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:17 PM Thursday May 2, 2019 at the State of The Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Frankie was born December 31, 1944 in Greenville and the daughter of the late Gerald and Mary Louise (McDaniel) Boolman.

Frankie spent her life working jobs that dealt with providing services directly to the public. These services included; working as a bartender for Sater Lanes and the American Legion, waitressing at the Fairlawn, Floor guard at the Skate Place roller rink, providing customer service at Xtra Value and K-Mart department store, and a driver for Greenville Transit System.

In addition to her parents, she is proceeded in death by her brother Dick Boolman and her ex-husband Robert Sanderson.

She is survived by her son Jeff Sanderson; A sister Deb (Steve) Kolling, sister-in-law Dorthy Boolman, nephews Jerry (Annette) Boolman; Russ (Mary Ann) Sanderson, Mike (Denise) Sanderson, nieces Susan (Jeff) Cummins; Stacey (Mark) Whittaker, Jamie (Dean) Goedel, Melanie (John) Rimmer, great nephews Mike; Trea, Reese, Mason, Tyler, Tray, Jordan, great nieces Kaylee; Bailey, Elizabeth, Sarah, Jessica, great great nephews Winston M., Easton, Tripp, Owen, Jaxon, Winston, great great nieces Elli and Emmalyn. Also, she is survived by a special friend Jerry Gasquez.

Private Memorial Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the American Legion Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com